Elizabeth "Betty" Schmuecker
Elizabeth "Betty" Clara Schmuecker, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John XXIII Catholic Church by the Rev. Dustin Vu. Burial: 1:30 p.m., Holy Cross Cemetery, Keystone. A vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Teahen Funeral Home, where friends may visit with the family following the service until 7 p.m., and on Monday at the church after 9:30 a.m.
Betty is survived by her three daughters, Susan (Ron) Hoyle of Ashland, Mo., Joan (Tom) Peiffer of Walford and Nancy (Todd) Chown of West Liberty; two sons, Barry Schmuecker of Cedar Rapids and Mark (Kristi) Schmuecker of Independence; nine grandchildren, Geoffrey and Devon Schmuecker, Brittany and Dylan Hoyle, Amy (Andrew) Kirkpatrick, Shawn Peiffer, and Cole, Gavin and Nathan Chown; two sisters, Cathy (Bill) Englund of Stillwater, Minn., and Carol Barry of Rochester, Minn.; a brother, Don (Liz) Barry of Oxford, Conn.; and her former daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Campbell of Jesup.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Hunter Chown.
Betty was born on Aug. 3, 1940, in Vinton, the daughter of Ronald and Mildred Jenkins Barry. She graduated from Van Horne High School in 1958. In 1960, she married James Schmuecker in Van Horne; they later divorced. Betty was a waitress for the Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant from 1972 until 1995, then worked in retail for Von Maur from 1997 to 2007. She retired in 2017 from Advanced Technology Solutions.
Betty had an amazing sense of humor. She loved to spend time with her family grilling, and sitting in her sunroom enjoying her view of the lake and watching her grandkids fish. She treasured her family and grandkids, as well as her four-legged granddogs and cats. She was a friend to many, and her infectious laughter and personality forever will be in our hearts.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.